PeaPod has a great post on harm reduction and 12 step oriented treatment. He reviews an article that suggests that they can be complimentary. I'm more and more convinced that this is true. However, the big question is, what values and beliefs animate the intervention? Can the harm reduction provider embrace beliefs like: for addicts, … Continue reading Harm Reduction and 12 Step Approaches Complimentary?
It's good to see a harm reduction message that also encourages seeking treatment. It's too bad that the treatment that is likely to be available will not be recovery-oriented.
PeaPod has a great post challenging evidence-based practices as a basis for harm reduction Now I’m pretty convinced by the wealth of evidence on methadone prescribing. It saves lives. But I’m always asking compared to what? No treatment? Of course. Stand alone detox? I shudder at the thought. But has anyone designed a study comparing … Continue reading Where’s your evidence?
Responses to this will be interesting to watch. I'm certain that people who object will be accused of moral panic or something like it. I'm open to non-judgmental outreach harm reduction for the purpose of building relationships and gradually engaging people into recovery. I'd like to know how these materials are being used. Are they … Continue reading Heroin for dummies